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Don Blackburn

Don Blackburn  #9

Left Wing
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: May 14, 1938
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Kirkland Lake, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 190
Shoots: Left
EPHL First All-Star Team (1963) AHL Second All-Star Team (1970, 1972) AHL First All-Star Team (1971) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1972) Claimed by Montreal from Boston (Kingston-EPHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 4, 1963. Claimed by Toronto from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, June 15, 1966. Claimed by Philadelphia from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to NY Rangers by Philadelphia with Leon Rochefort for Reggie Fleming, June 6, 1969. Loaned to Rochester (AHL) by NY Rangers, September 30, 1970. Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by NY Islanders from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 6, 1972. Traded to Minnesota by NY Islanders for cash, March 1, 1973. WHA rights traded to New England (WHA) by NY Raiders (WHA) for future considerations, September, 1973.
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We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff